There is a growing need in our Australian healthcare system for highly skilled professionals who understand the complexities of mental health and can offer well-informed mental health clinical interventions. Southern Cross University's online Master of Mental Health postgraduate course will enhance your understanding of mental health and psychology while building the skills needed to effectively respond to patients experiencing mild, moderate and severe mental health challenges.
This program is designed to prepare graduates for work within a range of health settings and disciplines. You will gain practical skills and specialised theoretical knowledge to extend or enhance your role in mental health.
To qualify for entry into the Mental Health Masters program, all applicants must:
If you are a registered nurse, you could also be eligible for the Master of Mental Health Nursing degree.
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We may recognise and grant credit for past education, qualifications and/or work experience in a process called advanced standing. If you're eligible for advanced standing, this can impact the number of units you need to study, reducing the time and cost of your overall degree.
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Gain the skills to be well-rounded mental health professional with the ability to work in a variety of mental health roles.Contemporary mental health focus
Learn from clinically active academics and gain a contemporary understanding of emerging trends in mental health care.Develop an evidence-based practice
Develop skills through evidence-based theories and knowledge that can be applied immediately in practice or hospital setting.